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Western Australia — It's like no other

Dec 20, 2021
With the safe transition plan locked in 5 February next year, the WA Government has recently launched a campaign to attract visitors, students, investors and workers back to the State.

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Flying of flags for Australia Day

Jan 24, 2022

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Wednesday 26 January 2022
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Perth’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup fixtures announced

Jan 21, 2022
Six of the top eight men's T20 teams — including Australia, England, India and South Africa — will do battle for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Perth in October.
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New facility to spring WA’s divers onto the world stage

Jan 19, 2022
The State Government has started building a new dryland dive centre at HBF Stadium that will help athletes hone their craft to give them the best chance at Commonwealth and Olympic success.
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Applications now open for small business assistance

Jan 19, 2022
Applications for financial support are now open for specific businesses directly impacted by the necessary public health measures in Perth and Peel from 23 December 2021 to 4 January 2022.
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Industrial relations reform for local governments

Jan 13, 2022

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The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 December 2021.
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Project means more people ‘Candance’

Jan 13, 2022
The Candance Dance Studio Bunbury is providing opportunities in DanceSport for people with special needs through the ‘Shall we Dance Sport’ project.
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South Mandurah club supporting tennis for all

Jan 13, 2022
The South Mandurah Tennis Club recently worked with local disability services providers and education support schools to set up the Tennis For All program.

Western Australia — It's like no other

Dec 20, 2021
With the safe transition plan locked in 5 February next year, the WA Government has recently launched a campaign to attract visitors, students, investors and workers back to the State.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2021

Dec 17, 2021
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Availability of packaged liquor in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions

Dec 16, 2021
Consultation period for sale of packaged liquor extended.
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Volunteers make the world go round

Dec 16, 2021
Talking about the huge value of sport and recreation volunteers may well be preaching to the choir but it never hurts to make just a little bit more noise about them.
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Footy heads to the islands

Dec 16, 2021
The local community newsletter said it all: The Eagles have landed.
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KidSport turns 10 and changes lives

Dec 16, 2021
KidSport has had a huge impact on kids all over WA. Since 2011, more than 245,000 vouchers have supported more than 100,000 children to participate in club sport and swimming lessons.
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Special new memories for those at Ern Halliday camp

Dec 16, 2021
Going on camp holds so many special memories — and now there’s another reason for those memories to be great.

Goldfields third WA region to trial Banned Drinkers Register

Dec 16, 2021
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register will begin rolling out across the northern Goldfields this week, following trials in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
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Landmark Stop Puppy Farming legislation passes WA Parliament

Dec 16, 2021
New laws to crack down on the cruel practice of puppy farming in Western Australia have passed State Parliament.
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WA Museum Boola Bardip launches a sizzling holiday season... and a massive 2022!

Dec 14, 2021
Roaming with gigantic dinosaurs, journeying down a rabbit hole to Wonderland and travelling beyond the Milky Way will be some of the extraordinary experiences on offer at Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip in 2022.
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Howzat! WACA upgrades underway with demolition of Inverarity Stand

Dec 10, 2021
Work is well underway on the WACA Ground Improvement Project, with the iconic Inverarity Stand demolished to make way for the future aquatic centre.
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New regulations to tighten alcohol home deliveries

Dec 8, 2021
The State Government has introduced new regulations to strengthen requirements around the home delivery of liquor to help minimise alcohol-related harm.
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Historic First for Cities of Rockingham and Bayswater

Dec 6, 2021
Following this year’s local government elections, two cities will be led by women for the first time. Mayor Deb Hamblin of Rockingham and Mayor, Crs Filomena Piffaretti of Bayswater have made history as the first females to don the mayoral chains and to lead their respective cities.
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Shire of Halls Creek tackles unemployment

Dec 6, 2021
Faced with adult unemployment rates of up to 40 per cent in an environment in which unemployment contributes to social degradation, the Shire of Halls Creek was grappling with a crisis of epic proportions.
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2021 WA Local Government Convention

Dec 6, 2021
The 2021 WA Local Government Convention took place between 19 September to 21 September at Crown Perth. The DLGSC was thrilled to sponsor and take part in all the excitement.
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Spotlight on: CEO Julie Burton, Shire of Boddington

Dec 6, 2021
Julie has just started as the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Boddington and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Pingelly. She has more than 15 years’ experience in local government.
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Shire of Bruce Rock wins big at WA Community Achievement Awards

Dec 6, 2021
The Shire of Bruce Rock was this year’s winner of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Making a Difference Award at the WA Community Achievement Awards.
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$30,000 available for artist-in-residence local government projects

Dec 6, 2021
The $5 million Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program is available for artist-in-residence projects. Projects must engage communities and are delivered with a local government, school or not-for-profit community organisations.
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Study a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management

Dec 6, 2021
In partnership with Edith Cowan University, Local Government Professionals WA is excited to announce the launch of a new postgraduate qualification program.
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Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

Dec 2, 2021
Perth will host five 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup games as part of one of the biggest series of football matches Western Australia has ever seen.
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Small grants a big factor in creating healthy, happy communities

Dec 1, 2021
The State Government has awarded nearly $900,000 to more than 20 local governments and community organisations to improve sport and recreation facilities.
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Lotterywest’s $7.7 million wave of support for Perth Festival

Nov 23, 2021
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has set the stage for the 2022 Perth Festival, with significant funding for free community events and core program costs.
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Wellington National Park expanded as Collie trails network grows

Nov 22, 2021
Collie's transformation into a recreation and adventure tourism hub continues, with Wellington National Park expanded by over 7000 hectares and the completion of the first 15km stage of the region's new mountain bike trails network.
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Global call for new $2 million artwork installation

Nov 22, 2021
A new landmark artwork will be commissioned for the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) as part of the State Government's continued commitment to revitalising the Perth Cultural Centre.
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WA Museum Boola Bardip celebrates first birthday and 700,000 visitors

Nov 22, 2021
WA Museum Boola Bardip welcomed its 700,000th visitor this weekend, one year on since opening.
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10 years of helping kids connect with community through Kidsport

Nov 18, 2021
The State Government’s popular KidSport program celebrated 10 years of helping families connect with their community through sport at a special event held in Leederville today.
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The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021 has passed through Parliament

Nov 18, 2021

LG Alert

This means changes to the Dog Act 1976 to better regulate the breeding of dogs in Western Australia.
Three people standing in front of a plaque for the opening of the Spinnaker precinct at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.

Historic camp re-opens following $3.7 million refurbishment

Nov 17, 2021
The State Government has delivered its $3.7 million WA Recovery Plan revitalisation project of the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp in Perth's northern suburbs.
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Council Member Essentials Training

Nov 16, 2021

LG Alert

Following the 2021 Ordinary Elections, local governments are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1995, council members must complete the Council Member Essentials (CME) training course.

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